What a great car! The 4.6 V-8 gets good mileage (20-24mpg) and is bulletproof. It's the same drivetrain as the police Crown Vics. I have done nothing but replace spark plugs once and install an alternator in 155,000 miles.
Engine, interior, exterior styling.
A little more headroom and a shock to hold up the deck lid when equipped with a spoiler.
I bought my T-Bird in '96 as a dealer demo with 8,000 miles. It has 88,900 now with no major problems, looks and runs like a dream. I love this car, and can tell if there are any problems coming up just by the "feel"...you T-Bird owners know what I mean. Just bought a 2001 Taurus; was going to trade the T-Bird in, but when I saw them start to take her away, I choked up and changed my mind. Now I have a Taurus and the T-bird. I'm going to drive the Taurus in the winter.
The long red body, it still looks fresh and sporty. The responsive engine.
The check engine light has been on since the first day I drove it home. Will that thing ever burn out? Also tired of spinning out in the winter, bought another car to drive in Michigan snowstorms.
It's the mix of a Crown Vic and a Mustang. Great car for highway use and road trips. However it's not so good around town in the city due to its size and rather poor city mileage. It's stuck in that not so great niche between sports car and luxury car. Having bought it used with 82k, it has been a great bargain of a car! It's far better than I had expected from a 9 year old Ford!
Dashboard layout is good. Also it's great to see cars with RWD which leave the front wheels to do their job: steering. Good gearshift location.
The performance it gets is typical of a 6 cylinder engine despite getting 8 cylinder gas milage. Terrible cupholder location. Limited to 105 hp kinda takes the fun out of it. Small trunk for such a big car. Needs bigger wheels for better handling.
My T-Bird has never let me down. After
8 years, it still runs very strong.
Initial problems included a defective
CD player and incorrect factory front
end wheel alignment. Nothing since
then. It has strong acceleration and
can light up the tires easily. A good
balance of luxury and performance. In
the Arizona heat, cooling system and AC
have performed flawlessly. The car
looks great, too! Excellant fit and
finish of car body.
Strong engine, powerful AC.
Interior squeeks and rattles while
driving. Cupholder inside console is a
I wanted a V8 American muscle car with
RWD that wouldn’t hit me up with high
insurance rates. After a year of
research I Bought this V8 T-Bird with
65,000 miles on it. Red with sunroof.
Fell in love with it. Very powerful
and with the available mods out there,
I have added over 200 hp, its now
putting out little over 400HP, to it
with a vortech supercharger and bunch
of extras. Now with 92,000 miles and
a bunch of fun it runs like a champ
still with original engine and
transmission. Can’t ask for any more!
Rear Wheel Drive
CUP HOLDERS!! Or get the 97! Because
it comes with a revamped center
console with cup holders
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